Delta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

We are proud to partner with the Delta Nu Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Society to highlight the impact of literature and art that emerged from the Harlem Renaissance.

Below are books recommended by Delta Nu Omega members. Learn more about this Rochester-based graduate chapter, their service programs, and events at akadno.org.


Special Event this Summer!

Join us for our first co-hosted event, Jump at the Sun: Community Read and Conversation, a virtual discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's auto-biography, Dust Tracks on a Road, led by Storyteller in Residence Almeta Whitis. Register here to join our admission-free conversation on August 21. 


Additional Resources:

  • For Zora Neale Hurston's full body of work, click here.
  • For further reading from the Harlem Renaissance, click here.

 

Classic Fiction of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By William L. Andrews (Editor)
$89.99
ISBN: 9780195081961
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 12th, 1994

The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance (African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency) Cover Image
$33.90
ISBN: 9781680480450
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Published: Rosen Education Service - August 1st, 2015

Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780226035253
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Published: University of Chicago Press - January 15th, 1989

Beloved Harlem: A Literary Tribute to Black America's Most Famous Neighborhood, From the Classics to The Contemporary Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780767914789
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Published: Crown - August 2nd, 2005

Harlem Renaissance Artists and Writers (Inspiring Collective Biographies) Cover Image
$12.88
ISBN: 9781464402692
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Published: Enslow Publishers - September 1st, 2013

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9780300192520
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Published: Yale University Press - May 31st, 2013

Claude McKay, Rebel Sojourner in the Harlem Renaissance: A Biography Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780807120743
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Published: LSU Press - February 1st, 1996

Pride and Promise: The Harlem Renaissance (Perspectives on History (Discovery)) Cover Image
By Kathryn Cryan-Hicks (Editor)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781878668301
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Published: History Compass - January 1st, 1970

Nella Larsen, Novelist of the Harlem Renaissance: A Woman's Life Unveiled Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780807120705
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Published: LSU Press - May 1st, 1996

Vicious Modernism: Black Harlem and the Literary Imagination Cover Image
$44.95
ISBN: 9780521123303
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Published: Cambridge University Press - December 1st, 2009

The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Exploration of Literature (Historical Explorations of Literature) Cover Image
$64.00
ISBN: 9781610696494
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Published: Greenwood - November 30th, 2014

Jean Toomer & Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By Geneviève Fabre (Editor), Michel Feith (Editor)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780813528465
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Published: Rutgers University Press - December 1st, 2000

Temples for Tomorrow: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By Geneviève Fabre (Editor), Michel Feith (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780253214256
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Published: Indiana University Press - September 19th, 2001

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking at the Harlem Renaissance Through Poems Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780805034943
Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 15th, 1996

Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940 (African American Life) Cover Image
By James V. Hatch (Editor), Leo Hamalian (Editor)
$31.99
ISBN: 9780814325803
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Published: Wayne State University Press - October 1st, 1996

Pages from the Harlem Renaissance: A Chronicle of Performance (Studies in African and Afro-American Culture #6) Cover Image
$46.15
ISBN: 9780820428642
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Published: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi - November 23rd, 2006

The Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780780812345
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Published: Omnigraphics - April 1st, 2011

Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By Maureen Honey (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780813514208
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Published: Rutgers University Press - September 1st, 1989

Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780195063363
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2007

Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By Nathan Irvin Huggins (Editor)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780195093605
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 26th, 1995

The Big Sea: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780809015498
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Published: Hill and Wang - August 1st, 1993

Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375727078
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Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2002

Dust Tracks on a Road: A Memoir Cover Image
$12.74
ISBN: 9780060854089
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Published: Amistad - January 3rd, 2006

The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance (Cambridge Companions to Literature) Cover Image
By George Hutchinson (Editor)
$36.99
ISBN: 9780521673686
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Published: Cambridge University Press - September 1st, 2007

In Search of Nella Larsen: A Biography of the Color Line Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780674021808
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Published: Belknap Press - May 30th, 2006

This Waiting for Love: Helene Johnson, Poet of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By Verner D. Mitchell (Editor), Cheryl A. Wall (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781558495722
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - September 6th, 2006

Black Manhattan Cover Image
By James Weldon Johnson, Zadie Smith (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781632461155
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Published: Ig Publishing - April 6th, 2021

Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By Amy Helene Kirschke (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781496807960
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - March 1st, 2016

When Harlem Was in Vogue Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140263343
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 1997

The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (Portable Library) Cover Image
By David Levering Lewis (Editor)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780140170368
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 1st, 1995

The New Negro Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780684838311
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Published: Touchstone - March 1st, 1999

This Waiting for Love: Helene Johnson, Poet of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By Verner D. Mitchell (Editor), Cheryl A. Wall (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781558495722
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - September 6th, 2006

And Bid Him Sing: A Biography of Countée Cullen Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780226533643
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 1st, 2012

The Entrance Place of Wonders: Poems of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
By Daphne Muse, Charlotte Riley-Webb (Illustrator)
$16.95
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ISBN: 9780810959972
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 1st, 2005

Enter the New Negroes: Images of Race in American Culture Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674015111
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Published: Harvard University Press - November 1st, 2004

Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780822329138
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Published: Duke University Press - May 23rd, 2002

Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780231139113
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 17th, 2010

Critical Essays on James Weldon Johnson: James Weldon Johnson (Twayne's Critical Essays on American Literature) Cover Image
By Kenneth Price (Editor), Lawrence J. Oliver (Editor)
$91.00
ISBN: 9780783800332
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Published: Twayne Publishers - November 21st, 1997

Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780756517274
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Published: Compass Point Books - January 1st, 2006

The Sage in Harlem: H. L. Mencken and the Black Writers of the 1920s Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781421431383
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Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - December 1st, 2019

Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$33.95
ISBN: 9780813539775
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Published: Rutgers University Press - January 29th, 2007

The Collected Writings of Wallace Thurman: A Harlem Renaissance Reader Cover Image
By Amritjit Singh (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780813533001
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Published: Rutgers University Press - August 26th, 2003

The Novels of the Harlem Renaissance: Twelve Black Writers, 1923-1933 Cover Image
$35.95
ISBN: 9780271012087
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Published: Penn State University Press - August 15th, 1976

Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art (Library of African American Biography) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781442207943
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - September 15th, 2015

The Messenger Reader: Stories, Poetry, and Essays from The Messenger Magazine Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780375755392
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Published: Modern Library - February 8th, 2000

Montage of a Dream: The Art and Life of Langston Hughes Cover Image
By John Edgar Tidwell (Editor), Cheryl R. Ragar (Editor), Arnold Rampersad (Foreword by)
$50.00
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ISBN: 9780826217165
Published: University of Missouri - May 18th, 2007

Caribbean Crusaders and the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780252072413
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Published: University of Illinois Press - September 28th, 2005

Women of the Harlem Renaissance (Women of Letters) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780253209801
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Published: Indiana University Press - September 22nd, 1995

The Ideologies of African American Literature: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Nationalist Revolt Cover Image
$132.00
ISBN: 9780742509498
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - October 3rd, 2001

The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American Culture, 1920-1930 Cover Image
$22.00
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ISBN: 9780679758891
Published: Pantheon - August 13th, 1996

Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance [With CD] Cover Image
By Cary D. Wintz (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781402204364
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Published: Sourcebooks Mediafusion - November 1st, 2006

Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s (LOA #217): Cane / Home to Harlem / Quicksand / Plum Bun / The Blacker the Berry (Library of America Harlem Renaissance Novels Collection #1) Cover Image
By Rafia Zafar (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781598530995
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Published: Library of America - September 1st, 2011

Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s (LOA #218): Not Without Laughter / Black No More / The Conjure-Man Dies / Black Thunder (Library of America Harlem Renaissance Novels Collection #2) Cover Image
By Rafia Zafar (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781598531015
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Published: Library of America - September 1st, 2011